Elevate your career with a graduate certificate in finance

Finance Graduate Certificate 

Take your career to the next level and deepen your financial skillset with a graduate certificate in finance at Davenport University. You'll position yourself to exceed employer expectations, transform communities, and earn a higher salary. This graduate certificate can be completed as a stand-alone certificate or while taking Master of Business Administration courses.

The finance graduate certificate at Davenport holds specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) so you know you’re receiving high-quality, innovative instruction.

Built for working professionals, you can complete the finance graduate certificate 100% online through Davenport’s Global Campus or in-person at our W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids. Through the graduate certificate in finance, you’ll learn from experienced accounting and finance faculty who bring valuable real-world experience into the classroom.

Is a financial certificate worth it? 

As you consider the finance grad certificate at Davenport, you may be wondering, “Is a financial certificate worth it?” Earning a graduate certificate keeps you competitive in your current role by allowing you to build upon your skills, but it can also help transition you into new career opportunities with a higher salary potential. 

Explore classes for Davenport's financial certificate

Whether you have an educational background in finance or not, the certificate in finance will position you for general finance jobs. Develop your understanding regarding mergers, acquisitions, banking and treasury management, advanced financial management and money, and capital markets.

Prerequisite courses: FINC 510 - Foundations of Financial Management (or undergraduate equivalent or experience) is a required prerequisite that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Finance.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Earn your finance certificate 100% online or in-person
92% of our students receive a scholarship or gift aid that, unlike student loans, does not have to be repaid

Why pursue a graduate certificate in finance at Davenport?

With Davenport’s finance grad certificate program, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of key financial areas of a company — and you’ll be earning course credits you can apply to the MBA degree. You’ll benefit from a finance degree curriculum that was developed with an advisory board of finance industry leaders who know what you need to know to succeed in jobs. 

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Built for working professionals

Choose the option that best fits your schedule: online finance courses or in-person classes at our campus in Grand Rapids


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IACBE accreditation

Receive a finance graduate certificate online or on-campus that holds specialized accreditation by the IACBE


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Credits that apply to our MBA degree

Reap the career benefits of our graduate certificate in finance now and enjoy the added bonus of course credits you can apply toward Davenport’s MBA degree.


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Preparation for jobs in finance

Deepen your understanding regarding mergers, acquisitions, banking and treasury management, advanced financial management and money, and capital markets.


Get started on your graduate certificate in finance

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your graduate certificate in finance.

Talk to a graduate admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

Apply now or request more information

Start or advance your career in finance. Request more information or begin your application now.

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


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